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Thoreau - World is Outdoors Carving



Full Inscription: The world is but outdoors. - Henry David Thoreau

Origins: Please consider this carving as your personal invitation from Mr. Thoreau himself to spend more time outdoors. A particularly relevant thought in a world where seemingly fewer people are truly engaged in the broader natural world around them. For those who have already determined to be involved in the world outdoors, this carving will serve as a beautiful and constant reminder to fulfill that passion. (For those not yet so engaged, we hope it will serve as encouragement.)

The lettering is a circa 1891 design by preeminent English designer and printer William Morris who is broadly recognized as a founder of the English Arts & Crafts Movement. Morris and his colleagues, including renowned illustrator, Walter Crane, were apparently influenced by Thoreau’s writings. In Crane’s 1907 book, An Artist’s Reminiscences, he recounts a visit to America during which, at his insistence, relatives of Ralph Waldo Emerson took him by buggy to visit the site of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond.

Source: Thoreau’s Journal, February 10, 1841

Recommended Finish: Our lighter toned Classic Oak finish works with many interiors and finishes and helps to create greater contrast to show off the many carving details of this piece to best advantage as well as helping to improve readability at greater distance.

Product Dimensions:  6" X 32" X 3/4"

Includes: Custom installation kit for wall display, installation instructions, Origins Story Card. (Plinth Base not included, but available separately.)

Charitable Category: A portion of the proceeds from this piece benefits Environmental programs.

Product SKUs:
Vintage Cherry, GTI-HT031-6-CV
Classic Oak, GTI-HT031-6-OC
Heritage Oak, GTI-HT031-6-OH

Product Copyright 2014 GTI, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Made in USA. Stock Photo Shown.

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